Bulbophyllum lordoglossum J J Verm & Lamb 1994 SECTION Monanthaparva Ridl. 1896

Drawing by Vermeullen and Lamb and The Orchids Online Forum Website

Full shade Warm Fall

Common Name or Meaning The Bent Backwards Lip Bulbophyllum [refers to the lip]

Flower Size .16" [4 mm]

Found in Sabah Borneo in primary forests at elevations around 700 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with .28 to .56" [.7 to 1.4 cm] between each ovoid, distinctly not flattened pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, erect, elliptic, acute, shortly petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on an erect, peduncle to .08" [2 mm] long, .24" [6 mm] long overall, single flowered inflorescence with tubular, acuminate floral bracts.

"This species is probably best included in SECTION Monanthaparva Ridl. 1896. Within this section, it is well characterized by its wide elliptic lip, with only a very short median ridge near its base. The name refers to the distinctly recurved lip: 'lordos' (Greek): 'bent backwards'" Vermeulen & Lamb 1994


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Blumea 38: 347 J.J.Verm. & A.L.Lamb 1994 drawing fide; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo J J Woods & P J Cribb 1994; Bulbophyllum of Borneo Vermeulen O'Byrn & Lamb 2015 draqwing fide